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  • Electoral Integrity in 2016
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    Electoral Integrity in 2016

    Federal and local officials and advocates discussed possible vulnerabilities in U.S. voting systems amid concerns about foreign hacking and so-called “rigged” election results.

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  • SuperPacs in the 2012 Election
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    SuperPacs in the 2012 Election

    Bill Burton and Trevor Potter spoke about the influence of super political action committees (SuperPACs) in the 2012 election. Trevor Potter, general counsel for Senator McCain’s 2000 and 2008 presidential…

    223 views
  • Proposed Changes to Federal Lobbying Laws
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    Proposed Changes to Federal Lobbying Laws

    Trevor Potter talked about the American Bar Association Task Force’s recent report on recommended changes to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA) and the amendments to it in 2007. The report,…

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  • Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures
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    Congressional Ethics Oversight Procedures

    Participants talked to reporters about enforcing congressional ethics rules and the process of ethics oversight. They talked about the need to restore rules allowing independent complaints to the…

    47 views
  • Campaign Finance Law Decision
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    Campaign Finance Law Decision

    Attorneys and analysts talked about the Supreme Court case McConnell v. FEC and the court’s decision to uphold a campaign finance reform law. They talked about the opinions of the justices,…

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  • Campaign Finance Policy Challenge
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    Campaign Finance Policy Challenge

    Participants talked to reporters about their complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission charging that Republican and Democratic Parties were trying to circumvent new legislation banning the…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    The panelists discussed the politics and constitutional issues surrounding campaign finance legislation. They answered questions from members of the audience.

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  • Florida Election Results
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    Florida Election Results

    Mr. Williams and guests discussed the Florida Supreme Court decision to continue vote recounts and an announcement from the Miami-Dade County Canvassing Board that it would stop its recount…

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  • The Future of Internet Voting
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    The Future of Internet Voting

    The panelists responded to questions from the audience.

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  • Political Activities of TaxExempt Organizations
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    Political Activities of Tax-Exempt Organizations

    Witnesses testified about proposed legislation that would enhance public disclosure relating to political activities of tax-exempt organizations, including organizations described in…

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  • Election 2000  Preparing to Win
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    Election 2000: Preparing to Win

    Participants talked about Republican campaign strategies and the prospects of winning the White House and retaining control in Congress. Among the issues addressed were the state of the…

    58 views
  • Enforcing Finance Laws
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    Enforcing Finance Laws

    The panelists discussed problems in enforcing campaign finance laws. Ms. Avila gave a local perspective on problems with policing politicians. After their prepared remarks panelists took…

    19 views
  • Campaign Finance Conference
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    Campaign Finance Conference

    The panelists discussed public funding and private funding in state campaigns. They talked about how the source of campaign finances affects the shaping of public policy.

    19 views
  • Limiting PAC Contributions
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    Limiting PAC Contributions

    Public Citizen hosted this discussion on campaign finance reform. Panelists debated limiting campaign contributions from political action committees to political parties. The panelists also…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Political experts, voter education activists and others reviewed the spending in the November election and to propose new approaches to funding political campaigns. The focus was on the large increase…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Panelists discussed the possibilities for federal campaign reform in the near future. They examined several proposals, including eliminating political action committees and restricting out…

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  • Washington Monday Journal
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    Washington Monday Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers, interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

    81 views
  • Federal Election Audit
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    Federal Election Audit

    Officials discussed the Federal Elections Commission 1992 presidential election audit. They reviewed changes which have resulted in more efficient FEC operation and talked about…

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  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Mr. Potter talked about his perspectives on congressional campaign finance reform. He proposed that a separate entity, along the lines of the base-closing commission, be created to handle…

    14 views
  • Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform

    This forum on campaign finance reform discussed the possibilities of reform in the coming terms. The United States Senate was unable to complete work on a campaign finance reform measure…

    23 views
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